Preliminary Report on Bus Crash That Killed Five

Light snow was falling during a bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that killed five people last month, and the bus had just passed a sign warning to keep below 55 mph (89 kph) on a curve, according to a preliminary investigative report released earlier today. The National Transportation Safety Board’s three-page report said all aspects of the crash remain under investigation. The report did not say how fast the bus was traveling when the driver lost control near Mount Pleasant, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh. The posted speed limit on that stretch is 70 mph (113 kph), but there is an advisory sign before the crash site with the lower speed limit accordding to the report. A turnpike spokesman said officials are reviewing the report and are expected to comment on it.